Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service through Castle Cary from Saturday 1 to Tuesday 11 October

Start date
End date
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance and 

between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday between Castle Cary and Taunton, closing all lines.

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will be diverted (via Bristol Temple Meads – not calling). They will depart London Paddington and Reading earlier than normal, extending journey times by approximately 30 minutes. Some trains will call additionally at Swindon.

A limited number of stopping trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids (some beyond) which normally call at Newbury and / or Pewsey will not divert but will operate between London Paddington and stations to / from Westbury.

However if no through train is available:

  • Newbury customers travel via Reading and local services,
  • Pewsey customers travel via Swindon and road transport between Swindon and Pewsey (3 buses each way, taking 45 mins),
  • Westbury and Castle Cary customers travel via Bath Spa.


On Sunday trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome, and between Castle Cary and Weymouth.

Saturday Replacement buses:

Between Castle Cary and Taunton taking 65 minutes.

Sunday Replacement buses:

Between Castle Cary and Taunton taking 60 minutes.

Monday to Thursday:

Between Frome and Yeovil Pen Mill.

Between Westbury and Castle Cary taking 60 mins, also between Castle Cary and Taunton taking 65 mins.


Between Castle Cary and Taunton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.